tv [untitled] September 19, 2010 11:00pm-11:30pm EDT
early election results show sweden's far right party taking its first seats in the countries of parliament ruling coalition fails to hang on to its majority. and others stories that have shaped up the week calling to decide on whether to extradite one of russia's most wanted terror suspects after he was detained in warsaw on friday but later released. also russia and norway reach a milestone agreement on the energy rich barents sea putting an end to a forty year territorial dispute. broadcasting live from our studios in central moscow this is certainly glad to have
you with us in sweden general election preliminary results suggest a controversial far right wing party will enter parliament for the first time and with twenty seats they could now hold sway over the ruling center right coalition that has retained power in the election but it lost its majority this weekend democrats demanded steep immigration cuts saying it will ease pressure on the country's welfare system previously both of the main parliamentary blocs said they would refuse to deal with what they call racist organization prime minister fredrik reinfeldt said he would approached the green party to strengthen his alliance. it's one of europe's oldest democracies but the lead up to the election in sweden has been anything but democratic candidates from the right wing sweetened democrats have been harassed and allegedly by young people from far left groups. there have been several cases which passed with
a notice but now it's starting to become known. we're a big part in this was getting more attention. during an election campaign it's a threat to swedish democracy. this weekend democrats are controversial they believe the government's immigration policy in recent years has been a failure allowing large numbers of migrants to live in enclaves where they don't learn swedish creating tension between diverse ethnic groups and draining the welfare system the s.d. would severely limit immigration and encourage migrants to similate to go home that's led to them being branded nazis by left wing groups this is one meeting that was allowed to go ahead but in the days leading up to the election the sweden democrats were forbidden from campaigning like this with the police saying they couldn't guarantee their safety s. d. candidate nina cain says that's tantamount to the state guaranteeing free speech with one hand but taking it away with the other and she knows all about threats to
her personal safety last week she came home to find just swastika daubed on her front door so of course. i'm not scare. angry because it's one of the things. in this party. democracy. used to be you can say what you want to. reckon she got. a fellow s.t. candidate in a scene reminiscent of a film was tortured by youths in his house held down the wall a swastika was carved on his forehead he told the police he told them speaking arabic in a town like malmo where thirty percent of the population was born abroad the sweden democrats have attracted significant support among the swedish born population
henning's a political candidate in the nearby town of. doesn't agree with the message this week democrats are pushing out but thinks it's important they should be allowed to speak we do have. a pretty good it's very marginal people. of course we can tolerate it here in this country. which is. sweden's other political parties have said they won't work with the sweden democrats even if they do get elected to parliament so it's not just threats to their safety that the s.t. candidates have to worry about they're already knew. how to keep anyway. its people. there.
so. this weekend's election is likely to result in the sweet democrats winning their first ever seats in parliament is likely to be a divisive. politics. the other party will have to decide how they're prepared to deal with this group they've tried so hard to ignore and ordinary people will have to decide whether they value free speach. much more still ahead for you this hour here. on capitol hill with. a polish court is said to decide whether to extradite one of russia's most wanted terrorist suspects. was detained in warsaw on friday on an international arrest
warrant but later released. reports from the polish capital. two days before. the polish media were speculating russia's most wanted terrorist suspects. would be detained just. prevented by the police show for. coming to. the world. which is taking place and. it was impossible to ignore he would be making a public splash so therefore the polls had to act because they do have obligations to their european partners to the systems legal systems they belong to and i think that's what. the. immunity provided by his political refugee status made his own way to the prosecutor's office where he was
detained he said. to me and that he wanted to find. something for you in school believed. and we heard it was heading to poland to turn himself in to the persecutors office why he could go to a prosecutor's office in the britain or any other country if you wanted to but he did it in poland so my theory is that it might be a pervert. relations between moscow and warsaw. poland has to consider whether it's to be extradited to russia and no matter how hard we're try to de politicize this issue. the prosecutor general tells me they have no choice but to start the extradition procedures but these procedures do not mean extradition in the russian side shouldn't necessarily hold for a decision that will satisfy. experts knew from the very start the decision would not be free of mind games as you understand. they
also have their own limitations but mess ticket and they can go to fight and definitely i think this is. a moment of truth for our relations committee has been one of russia's most wanted since two thousand and two it is now that he walks in an elegant suit but just a decade ago he was the leader of a chechen militant group and he's believed to have been involved in a string of atrocities in the caucasus from brutal killings to get. moscow says it has proved it was one of the masterminds of the more school theater siege in two thousand and two which led to more than one hundred deaths however in two thousand and three he received political asylum in britain and all attempts by russia to extradite him for trial have been futile the polish courts as we all know considering the sex tradition request as they legally must will review that
evidence so will also review the basis of the decisions taken in the u.k. which granted him asylum and that asylum proved. after the polish prosecutor general's office filed a request to keep him behind bars for at least forty days or so as district court ruled that political refugee status meant more than the fact he is internationally wanted and he was immediately released on friday. walked out the doors of warsaw as district court feeling like a free man the question is is whether he will be able to go home or will be extradited to any other country a polish court says it may take several more days to deliver a decision on the fate of one of russia's most wanted criminals. reporting from warsaw in poland election observers in afghanistan are questioning the legitimacy of saturday's a parliamentary vote counting is underway in a ballot that's been marred by violence reports of irregularities and low turnout
or he's correspondent polis leader reports from kabul. the afghan capital was quiet and there have been no new incidents of violence reported although at the close of election day saturday at least fourteen people were confirmed dead the taliban carried out more than thirty bombing attacks in a statement an e-mail that said it had targeted and hit some one hundred and fifty polling stations around the country we're hearing from afghan officials that a little more than a third of the voting population turned out to bridges to their vote and we're also hearing from the free and fair election foundation of afghanistan that they recorded some two hundred and twenty four incidents of serious intimidation they seem to have been problems particularly in the eastern provinces of afghanistan where there were virtually no female electoral staff and as a result women particularly in conservative communities were unable to come forward and cross their ballot in addition to the more than one thousand voting stations
that were unable to open because of intimidation and threats from the taliban the foundation has also recorded a further one thousand five hundred and eighty four voting stations that opened their doors late because of problems in the whole mechanisms of organizing the selection we're also hearing and we've reported extensively on this on the anti forward problems that we face primarily by the so-called indelible ink that could be washed off in many cases in just a matter of minutes and also cases of fake voter id cards in one example there was a car that was found with one thousand six hundred fake voter cards so these have been some of the problems that are coming forward and will continue to come forward in the coming days preliminary results are expected on the eighth of october although it will take several weeks for the final results to be tabled now the afghan government particularly president hamid karzai and his international backers have been at pains to point out the success of this election but it depends
according to what yardstick you measure success and the yardstick they. been using is as many people here say extremely low they say that you regularities are inevitable they say that the violence of this year was innocent of was last year during the presidential elections and that they say that this election of the two hundred and forty nine parliamentary members will not be as corrupt or as difficult as it was last year having said that though there are many observers many analysts and a lot of afghans themselves who say that these elections cannot be called democratic in the wasted sense of democracy the fact that so few people turned out to vote does not give legitimacy to the parliament which is due to take its seats next year . reporting for us from afghanistan's capital kabul now more than forty servicemen have reportedly been killed in a gun fight in tajikistan it is reported they were ambushed in the mountains in the northern part of the central asian republic the soldiers had been searching for
prisoners who had escaped from a high security prison last month more than twenty people sentenced to for their part in an attempted coup killed in the jails security guards and escaped into the mountains they were part of the islamist opposition movement that fought against the central government in the civil war in the one nine hundred ninety s. . still the karma cut off from the outside world for one hundred days and counting . unique experiments to prepare mankind for future deep space exploration is a new milestone details coming up later in the program right here on r.t. . and the price of freedom as iraq pays out four hundred million dollars to american gulf war victims. this week russia and norway signed an arctic border agreement resolving a decades long a territorial dispute the treaty created a maritime boundary in the energy rich birds a sea and divided a disputed area roughly half the size of germany the deal is expected to boost
offshore exploration in a region rich with reserves of oil and natural gas. russian in the region leaders a glowing from satisfaction. president dmitri medvedev and prime minister young stoltenberg have achieved is a huge relief for the nations. to go or it took us forty years to arrive at this agreement it's a long time but this event must certainly turn a new page in our bilateral relations the area which stretches over one hundred seventy five thousand kilometers in the bering sea has been a bone of contention between the neighboring countries since the nine hundred seventy s. but this wasn't simply to return containing vost all and gas reserves profit has also been at the center of this peat but with unclear buddha no one could even start the series exploration circle in this issue moscow knows late have done has been impossible for decades and that some say because they need to boost their
coffers and reserves but production both in russia and in norway is going down and need new fields and new big elephants to develop. is just beautiful area laser. place just promising demonstrating good will. incorporating with a nato member russia still likely opposed to the alliances military presence in the region for the most of which is the natural resources have nothing to do with nato it's a zone for economic cooperation and military presence will create additional issues here in the sun in cannes and it's rising tension between the five arctic states which also include canada denmark and the united states over who owns water in this lucrative region moscow knows they have showed how to return to feuds can be resolved very important from the point of view of. the russian strategy which i would call to ease tensions on the russian borders the treaties yet to be ratified
by russian and the region parliaments something the two leaders predict will be done by new year some experts estimate the waters of the bering fear were tied as much as a quarter of the planet's seabed all and get resources for three years due to political ops and say this treasure has remained there then buried now with russia in no way finally sinking their law running feud the two maritime powers are why they're ready to make some headway what's been causing troubles for decades well thrown grit in profits. in the barents sea. meanwhile this week russia and canada were also looking to break the ice over their claims on another disputed part of the arctic on thursday the two countries foreign ministers held talks in moscow after all the us said it's prepared to challenge russia and race for the arctic's rich resources but canadian analyst michel chossudovsky says the u.s.
is simply using canada and other arctic countries to extend its military grip on the area. the main players in this game to. counter the well let's start with the most important the united states which is pulling the strings. and norway on one side and russia on the other in these four countries which all those of they own the process of building of seeking to claim sovereignty over the extending of beyond the territories thereby competing with russian claims. that as i mentioned the united states is using canada but also to some extent also of other countries denmark and norway as it means to extend its military into the off to go beyond the seventy fifth parallel. six men taking part in an experiment simulating a trip to mars have set
a new record they've spent over one hundred days confined in a sealed spacecraft like capsule the longest time so far for projects of this kind and they have over four hundred days still to go in this ultimate test of human endurance as tom barton reports. these long it's all in his own little ordinary life did an extraordinary setting this is the crew of the mars five hundred experiment going about their daily business they've been locked in a mock up space module for over one hundred days now psychologists are watching for signs of stress tension and would be the willing to use an expedient experiments inside. college are quite exciting the way they communicate with the control center and in particular the text they write for radio communications and emails are important sources for psychologists who see their mental state and the way they're interacting. the six men entered their voluntary isolation back in june simulating the estimated five hundred twenty day voyage to mars mock mars landing and the trip
back. the modules here in the institute of biomedical research in moscow are designed to mimic the conditions of such a journey minus the zero gravity and the physical distance as well as that the idea that they're traveling to mars and back is strongly cultivated with the real world and not deep space just outside the door. how realistic appropriation is this for a future mars mission. experiment the most of course this is not perpetration for a mission to mars that is out of the question there is no group and program a search however some aspects such as can for inspiration a limited communication are practiced here the results of such study me later proven porton door only for space missions but for areas like polar exploration where people have to spend a lot of time a little groups in isolated spaces as well as going without outside contact the
crew is also being denied female company others to likes of mariners or polar explorers have to spend long periods with only males psychologists here taking the opportunity to see what effects it may have. with your lady has its share in this of course perhaps the absence of women contributes to more irritability or even aggression it is totally up to our psychologists to smooth over any problems. much research work is being done on board which keeps the crew focused and motivated progress maps are updated daily and there's an artificial time delay of up to twenty minutes for all outside communications to account for the distance from earth for another four hundred eighteen days the staff here will monitor the crew through these cameras twenty four hours a day every day if problems do occur best left to be most likely after about nine months but in this unique in an experiment it's so far so good. last.
patrick folate from the capitol science connections says that although there have been experiments like this before it's the sheer scale of mars five hundred that makes it so useful. what makes this particularly unique is not just the length of time but the fact that you've got increasing delays in communication as the experiment mimics the spacecraft getting further and further away from earth and i think that is probably one of the most intensely difficult things that the cosmonauts are actually going to have to cope with particularly the psychological interactions between these two these this group of people and how you build a team like this i think actually it's a pretty good simulation of the mission in order to address those kinds of questions it's obviously not. a test of any kind of technical competence or
anything of that sort but for the psychological questions it's very very important . now for a brief look at some other stories making headlines around the world this hour four people have been killed and one policeman wounded after an apartment blast at a shooting at a hospital in southwestern germany two of those killed were found in the apartment a woman is reported to have fled from the building following an explosion authorities say she then entered a neighboring hospital and opened fire killing a member of the staff police responding to the incident were fired on and a woman was killed in the gunfire. president has inspected rescue operations at the mine where thirty three workers have spent more than a month trapped underground sebastian pinera said the government is doing everything in its power to rescue demand that they will be successful on friday a drill hole reached the men and now must be widened to allow them to be pulled out if all goes to plan then the miners could be freed by early november. colombian
authorities say at least twenty two far rebels have been killed in an operation near the border with they say the guerrillas belong to the group responsible for killing eight police officers earlier this month more than thirty policemen have been killed in colombia since august. the iraqi government has agreed to pay out four hundred million dollars to americans traumatized during the kuwait invasion twenty years ago the decision has caused outrage among the iraqi population during the gulf war saddam hussein's regime had been torturing and using u.s. citizens as human shields but millions of iraqis who also suffered under saddam and later from the american military campaign are angry they've received nothing after the kuwait war in iraq was put under u.n. sanctions which provided the legal basis for the president of american troops there anti-war activist brian becker says it's the americans who should be making
reparation payments to iraq not the other way around. they're making the iraq pay because they can i mean this is a kind of colonialism an ongoing pfaff that's been going on against the racket started in the one nine hundred ninety s. by the way during the so-called or oil for food program that was designed as a pellet of measure to bring relief to iraqis who are dying in the thousands each month because the u.s. wouldn't allow them to have food or medicine that allowed iraqi oil revenues to be put into what you want to count administered really by the united states between one thousand nine hundred seven and two thousand forty billion dollars of iraqi oil was sold but only twenty five percent twenty five percent of forty billion dollars actually went to the iraqi people the rest went to the kuwaiti monarchy to exxon mobil and other so-called victims of saddam's invasion in august one thousand nine hundred i believe that the american government created these oceans of human misery and they have an obligation an accountability they in fact zero reparations to all
of the iraqi people for this war of aggression nuclear nonproliferation and poverty will be among the issues to be tackled by the un general assembly in new york next week r.t. asked people in the city what results they expect from the session. the u.n. general assembly is opening it sixty fifth session here in new york city on the agenda that meant to be attended by the world's most prominent leaders is it the world's most important meeting or just another annoyance for new york city this week let's talk about that too with the same thing year after year i was excited back in the seventy's when when carter was making his big you know push for everything and and then went back the same sort of thing and now everyone who comes in thinks that they can fix it although from my experience you go on the computer say communiqué. and it's never the same face to face. a different situation. if you.
probably want to accomplish anything at all and it probably is just another chance to tell everybody hey we're here look we're doing and do nothing. and in the meantime they take up a parking space. for everybody congestion kind of stuff. by looking forward to it i tell you what do you think is important for them to talk about this year for me third country hunger i think as well as. boring climate change questions the usual why are those boring is not boring and just that it's. we never get anywhere and you're problem you're one of the problems. you think all the countries have equal say like they're supposed to do you know i don't i don't really think of mars that i think the united states of america. they've got they've got all the power in the world have got the money they've got the
influence money. and i don't anything you know me for who i mean for the common people you know if it will come on the streets or whatever i mean what are they going to do. you know it's just more or less you know they get face time and i can . oh yeah we did this do that or whatever but. if we all stopped believing in that water what's really the other option i guess i mean if martin luther king said you know it is the i have a dream or that haven't a nightmare yet a dream so i think that what we all hope for is that we don't have that fatalistic view that we hope there's always a possibility to change the bottom line is that the un's agenda is important to the peoples of the world whether or not they're actually able to do anything about it remains to be free and until then we've got a lot of traffic. and i'll be back with the headlines in just a few minutes stay with us. hungry